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A warning signal: Grey whales are getting smaller — but why?

A warning signal: Grey whales are getting smaller — but why?

A population of grey whales that feeds off B.C.'s coast has seen its adult population physically get smaller over the past two decades, a new study has found.
David Sovka: Nostrils-deep in hay fever

David Sovka: Nostrils-deep in hay fever

Out here on the West Coast allergy season not so much a season as a condition, because something is always growing, blooming and spraying the air with its particular trigger to reach for the Kleenex.
Trevor Hancock: Valuing our relationship with each other

Trevor Hancock: Valuing our relationship with each other

Many of our problems, I believe, stem from a mis-aligned set of values that are unfit for the 21st century challenges we face.
Mass mortality: A fish scientist follows a tip about die-offs at B.C. salmon farms

Mass mortality: A fish scientist follows a tip about die-offs at B.C. salmon farms

DFO and operator attribute mass die-off to low oxygen, but one scientist who visited one far-flung site in a kayak worries the real cause could be more complicated.
Inventors of water cremation machine say B.C. laws could push them out

Inventors of water cremation machine say B.C. laws could push them out

The 'Aqualyser' offers eco-friendly water cremation as an alternative to flames. However, the use of such a machine on human bodies has not been authorized in B.C.
Our Community: Chef cook-off fundraiser kicks off, 1,000 burpees for charity

Our Community: Chef cook-off fundraiser kicks off, 1,000 burpees for charity

An upcoming cook-off fundraiser for Our Place’s first long-term women’s addiction recovery community on Vancouver Island launches with chefs picking their protein
Trevor Hancock: Physician group fighting for health and planet marks 30 years

Trevor Hancock: Physician group fighting for health and planet marks 30 years

Those of us who founded the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment in 1994 were ‘a bunch of environmentalists who just happened to be physicians’
David Sovka: FIFA’s cold, hard statistics on warm, soft bums

David Sovka: FIFA’s cold, hard statistics on warm, soft bums

Only 27% of adults 18 years and older in Canada participate in sport, but 77% watch professional sports
Festival summer: Your guide to what's happening on Vancouver Island

Festival summer: Your guide to what's happening on Vancouver Island

More than 100 arts and culture events are packed into the next few months, ranging from the TD Victoria International Jazz Festival to Rifflandia.
Our Community: Seniors in West Shore wellness-check program meet the people who run it

Our Community: Seniors in West Shore wellness-check program meet the people who run it

Run through the West Shore RCMP Community Policing Unit, the Keep in Touch program sees volunteers checking on seniors who don’t have other supports